Optenet and Kaspersky Lab sign agreement with Telefónica Brasil.

13 Jul 2006
Business News

A successful partnership leads to Kaspersky Lab technology being utilized by Brazilian ISP Telefónica Brasil.

Madrid, Spain, July 2nd, 2006. Just over a year ago, an OEM agreement was signed between Optenet and Kaspersky Lab, the world-renowned provider of antivirus and other Internet security software solutions. The partnershipis an important step for Optenet in its endeavour to reach new clients and complete its impressive ISP portfolio. Optenet felt that Kaspersky Lab antivirus technology was the perfect choice to integrate into its Security Suite. Meanwhile, the antivirus vendor believed that the partnership would open the door to new opportunities in the ISP segment worldwide. Both organizations have been proved right, and a few months ago, Telefónica do Brasil chose to offer Optenet Security Suite, powered by Kaspersky Lab, to its Internet clients (numbering more than 1,300,000). The solution is now available on the Brazilian market under two Telefónica brand names: Segurança Speed and Dr. Speedy.

Optenet Security Suite includes Optenet’s famous parental control tool based on its proprietary web filtering technology, an Applications Firewall it has developed to control protocols (P2P, Emule, Kazaa, Chats, Webmail, Instant Messenger, etc), and, Kaspersky Lab famous antivirus and antispyware technology. The high quality and effectiveness of all the components combined with its user-friendly interface make Optenet Security Suitethe perfect choice for ISPs.

“There are various reasons why we wanted to work with Kaspersky Lab,” explains Natalia Gómez, Marketing and Channel Director for Optenet, “but the most important factors were the antivirus engine’s efficacy, the development team’s response-time to new threats, the anti-spyware capability, and the company’s desire to collaborate on new opportunities. Telefónica do Brasil is a good example of this last point.”

“During the year of our partnership with Optenet we were delighted to see the company achieve such rapid success with Optenet Security Suite, winning over more and more major ISP tenders. We are pleased that Kaspersky Lab’s integrated technology contributed to the ISP market penetration and we are ready to support further marketing initiatives from Optenet,” commented Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director at Kaspersky Lab.

About Optenet

Optenet is a Spanish multi-national IT security company that leads the market in intelligent content recognition systems both in Europe and Latin America. The company’s objective is to develop the best technological solutions on the market for the efficient and secure use of the Internet on any platform related to web environments and navigation on mobile telephones (WAP, SMS and MMS). The company specializes in the integration of Security Systems into ISP (Internet Service Provider) network infrastructures and mobile telephony operators. One of the company’s strengths is its revolutionary Online Semantic Content Analyser technology, a multi-lingual filter tool that is capable of analysing any information in real time based on artificial intelligence techniques. By using the same technology, the company develops innovative firewall, antispam and anti-phishing solutions, which, following an agreement with Kaspersky Lab, now include the most powerful antivirus and anti-spyware solution on the market.

For more information visit www.optenet.com or contact:

Jean-Philippe Fortier
Communications Manager,
Optenet, S.A.
+34 902 154 604

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) develops, produces and distributes secure content management solutions that protect customers from IT threats. Kaspersky Lab's products protect both home users and corporate networks from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, hackers and spam. For many years now, the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have resulted in Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 200 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit www.kaspersky.com.